Try out the Sweet Potato Fries recipe on any crowd. Enjoy them fried or
baked, salted, seasoned, or sweetened with a little cinnamon and sugar.
Any way, they're an unusual finger food treat or side dish, and a real crowd-pleaser.
Here's a riddle for you: Can French fries that are
baked still be called "fries?" Or do we have to call them "bakes?" Your
4 large sweet potatoes
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into fries about 3/8" thick.
Fry in batches in hot oil (375°) until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Salt to taste and serve warm. Serve with dipping sauce, if desired.
Don't be fooled into thinking that cooking the sweet potatoes longer will make them crisper. Overcooking the fries only makes them limp and soggy, not crispy.
the cut fries in ice water for about 30 minutes (and then patting them
dry) prior to frying them greatly reduces the starch content and keeps
the fries from sticking together while cooking.